True or False: Beast is a member of both the X-Men AND The Avengers.
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True! Though he doesn’t appear in the big screen adaptations, Beast is also a full-fledged member of The Avengers.
Jim Lee’s X-Men #1 is notable to collectors for being...
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Jim Lee’s X-Men #1 is the best-selling comic of all time, with over 7 million copies sold, and holds the Guinness World Record for most issues of a comic sold. Luckily for collectors, that many copies sold means getting your hands on one won’t cost an arm and a leg.
Which of these X-Men characters is shown to be related to a dead astronaut?
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The comics have established that Colossus has a fascinating backstory: his family is related to Grigori Rasputin, and his brother was apparently a Russian cosmonaut who died in a tragic rocket accident.
Before he was called Wolverine, he was almost named...
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Wolverine was almost called the badger, another animal in the wolverine family tree. Wolverine was settled on because it is the largest of the badger family, and one of the fiercest animals on the planet.
Which character was part of the first-ever gay marriage in a Marvel comic?
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In 2012, The Astonishing X-Men made history when they featured the first-ever gay Marriage in comic book history. The lucky couple was Canadian superhero Northstar and his husband Kyle Jinadu. A decade earlier, Northstar had also made headlines as the first ever openly gay superhero.
Which mutant hero is shown to be transgender in the comics?
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Most comic book fans know that Mystique is bisexual, and many people don't realize she's actually transgender as well. She’s spent much of her life as a man.
True or False: Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has a cameo in the Spiderman, starring Toby Maguire.
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False! Hugh Jackman revealed in an interview that the X-Men producers were pushing for Wolverine to have a cameo in Sam Raimi’s Spiderman in a non-speaking role. The cameo was scrapped because Wolverine’s suit couldn’t be found in time.
This female mutant hero spent some time as Headmistress of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
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hough she played only a small part in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Kitty Pryde is one of the leading heroes in the modern X-Men comics. She was even the headmistress of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters at one point, and has a pet dragon named Lockheed. Mother of Dragons, anyone?
What is the name of the school for mutants run by Charles Xavier?
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Charles Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters.
How many X-Men movies have been made so far?
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There have been 11 movies so far in the X-Men franchise.
Which X-Men movie made the most money at the box-office?
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The highest grossing X-Men movie was 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand.
Do the X-Men appear in the Marvel or DC universe?
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X-Men were created by legendary comic book writer/artist team Stan Lee and Jack Kirby way back in 1963. 1963 also saw the debut of The Avengers, and The Amazing Spiderman. X-Men would go on to be one of the most iconic superhero teams of all time.
The X-Men have been cited as an allegory or metaphor for...
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The X-Men story is all about how people are treated when they stand out from those around them.
Which of these is NOT a real X-Men character?
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X-Men have had many members throughout their history, but none quite as strange as the mutant Goldballs. What was his mutant power? Well... he shot gold balls from his body
Before they switched to black leather for the modern movies, the X-Men typically wore spandex suits decorated with which colors?
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The leather outfits that show up in the movies are pretty stylish... but the X-Men weren't always so fashion-forward. For years, the team wore almost exclusively yellow and blue spandex. Years later, X-Men: First Class reintroduced the bold color scheme, but left out the spandex.
Which character is a parent to both Rogue and Nightcrawler?
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Mystique is the mother of two famous mutants, Rogue and Nightcrawler.
True or False: Wolverine is much shorter in the X-Men movies than he is shown to be in the comics.
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False! Wolverine’s statistics have him listed as only 5’3” tall. Hugh Jackman, the actor who played Wolverine for the last 17 years is 6’1” tall. There’s even a Comic Con panel where Hugh mentions walking around dressed as Wolverine, and a fan called him out on his height.
Which of these famous directors was considered to helm the original X-Men movie?
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When the first film was still in pre-production, many famous directors were considered to direct the big screen debut of the X-Men, including Robert Rodriguez and Tim Burton.
True or False: a writer once hid the word “sex” on every page of one X-Men comic?
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Ethan Van Sciver hid the word sex on every page of The New X-Men #118. This was done as a commentary on society’s obsession with sex, and the subliminal use of sex to sell products.
Which of these actors was the first choice to play Wolverine on-screen?
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When the first X-Men film was being made, right around the end of the 90s, the producers knew one thing: they needed a big name to play Wolverine. So who did they try to get? Russell Crowe, of course. Crowe was fresh off appearing in Gladiator, which (although it hadn't been released yet) was shaping up to be a classic. He was a genuine A-lister.
Which of these space-based fictional universes once had a crossover with the X-Men comics?
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In 1998 there was a comic-book crossover between X-Men and Star Trek: The Next Generation. The resemblance between Captain Picard and Professor X is even mentioned in an offhand way: as two bald, morally-righteous leaders, the similarities are pretty obvious. Surely no one expected what came next, though. Two years later, Patrick Stewart (who had played Picard for years) would go on to play Professor X in the first X-Men movie.
Before they were called the X-Men, writers at Marvel considered calling them...
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The original name for the iconic superhero team was slated to be the Merry Mutants, but the Marvel editors weren’t keen on it. Stan Lee himself then suggested the Mutants— which also didn’t fly. So how did they settle on the final name? Professor X says in the first issue that the team of mutants possesses powers that normal humans did not, henceforth they were called “X-Men, for Ex-tra power!”
Which of these characters was actually a stepbrother to Charles Xavier?
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Professor X grew up in the house that would eventually become Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters with a stepbrother. That stepbrother would eventually go on to become The Juggernaut.

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